"Roundup is the brand name of a systemic, broad-spectrum herbicide produced by the U.S. company Monsanto, and contains the active ingredient
glyphosate. Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the USA, and Roundup has been the number one selling herbicide worldwide since at least
1980. As of 2009, sales of Roundup herbicides represent about 10% of Monsanto's revenue due to competition from Chinese producers of other
glyphosate-based herbicides; the overall Roundup line of products (which includes GM seeds) represents about half of Monsanto's yearly
POEA is not something that is added to Roundup (glyphosate) after sale. It is an “inert ingredient” added to Roundup before sale:
“According to the US Environmental Protection Agency in a letter dated April 30, 1999, in response to a Freedom of Information Request, the
following inert ingredients are in RoundUp Super Concentrate Weed & Grass Killer:
• Polyoxyethylene alkylamine (CAS #61791-2)
• Water (CAS #7732-18-5)
• FD&C Blue No. 1 (CAS #3844-45-9) "
"David H. Monroe, an Industrial and Environmental Toxicologist, stated in an October 16, 1989 letter to the National Campaign Against the Misuse of
Pesticides (NCAMP) that most polyalkoxylated surfactants such as the polyoxyethylene alkylamine in RoundUp are contaminated with 1,4-dioxane.
A study done by Monroe on Vision, a glyphosate product by Monsanto, revealed that it contained 1,4-dioxane at a level of 350 ppm.
(Monroe D, 1989. Letter to NCAMP.)
1,4-dioxane is carcinogenic, and is known to damage the liver, kidney, brain and lungs.”
“The current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) for dioxane is 100 ppm.”
Barbara H. Peterson"
"2,4-D, a chlorinated phenoxy compound, functions as a systemic herbicide and is used to control many types of broadleaf weeds. There are many forms
or derivatives (esters, amines, salts) of 2,4-D and these vary in solubility and volatility. Unless otherwise specified, this document will refer to
the acid form of 2,4-D. This compound is used in cultivated agriculture and in pasture and rangeland applications, forest management, home and garden
situations and for the control of aquatic vegetation. 2,4-D was a major component (about 50%) of the product Agent Orange used extensively throughout
Vietnam. However most of the problems associated with the use of Agent Orange were associated with a contaminant (dioxin) in the 2,4,5-T component of
the defoliant. The association of 2,4-D with Agent Orange has prompted a vast amount of study on the herbicide."
Chemtrails / Morgellans disease connection
The statement “it’s only roundup” just doesn’t make me feel all safe, warm and fuzzy….
OP is right to raise the alarm here, especially for those of us trying to raise organic gardens and avoid GMO products…